Hampstead's Burgh House Cafe wins readers' poll

Liam Farrell, chef at Burgh House Café

Burgh House Café in Hampstead has been voted best Café by readers - Credit: Burgh House

Hampstead Village’s Burgh House Cafe has been voted as Ham&High readers’ favourite in the area.

In the lead up to charity-led initiative National Hospitality Day on September 18, we asked readers to nominate the best restaurants, pubs and cafes in north London, and then vote on the three finalists.

Burgh House Cafe beat runners-up Miranda Café in Crouch End and Archie’s in Highgate Hill.

Perhaps best known for its freshly baked scones, the historic cultural venue is loved by locals. 

Burgh House deputy director Victor Hall said the news was “such a positive thing to hear”. 

He said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have won the award, it’s totally deserved for Liam and his team. 

“Throughout the winter we ran the café outside, which was really difficult. 

“But we’ve managed to come out of the other side, and I’m absolutely delighted. 

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“All of the food is made completely from scratch, and so much love goes into it.” 

The cafe's Liam Farrell, who is also its chef, said: “I’m shocked but delighted at the news.” 

Last summer, Burgh House Café was converted into an outside marque, where customers could order takeaway food. 

“We served mince pies, quiche- hearty food for a terrible time,” Liam said. 

“We had quite an amazing response, and everyone was so supportive and kind. I was really touched.” 

The cafe's marquee will remain open until next spring, and it will continue to cater for weddings and events.